Originally written on NBA 24/7 365  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Toronto_raptors_vs_5781

Insidehoops: My main man Sonny Weems, formerly of the Toronto Raptors, will be continuing his career overseas as a member of Euroleague powerhouse CSKA Moscow.  Weems was Euroleague’s third-leading scorer last season, posting an average of 15 PPG as a member of Zalgiris Kaunas.  He’ll be replacing Andrei Kirilenko.

NJ.com: Deron Williams confirms my suspicions that the FIBA basketball is slippery and overinflated.  He also says the rims are stiff.  The game was invented in the USA, so I’ve never understood why international regulations don’t call for a Spalding and a peach basket.

Twitter: Dante Cunningham, a native of the south, has been traded from Memphis to Minnesota, where he fears that he’ll turn into a popsicle.  Personally, I’d be less fearful of the weather than I would be of my new practice responsibility: keeping Kevin Love off the glass.

Pro Basketball Talk: Andrei Kirilenko feels like “a young deer,” which means he’s signed a $20 million deal with the wrong pack of animals.  It was Milwaukee you were looking for, Andrei!  Milwaukee!

Fox Sports South: Josh Smith and new Hawks GM Danny Ferry have been sharing ideas.  I’d love to listen in on a basketball discussion in which Josh Smith shares his ideas.  I bet they’re all about jump shots, and most of them are airballs.

Clutch Fans: This was originally reported by the New York Daily News, so take it with a grain of salt, but Kevin McHale reportedly pitched a fit when the Rockets allowed Goran Dragic to walk.  Can’t say that I blame him.

Yahoo!: Adrian Wojnarowski reports on the collective desire of NBA owners to get their prized players out of the Olympics.  If you take Wojnarowski’s word for it, we’ll “never, ever” see a player such as LeBron James in the Olympics again.  We’ll be seeing him in the “World Cup Of Basketball” instead.

Charlotte Observer: LeBron James: “When asked about the baskets’ backgrounds at the Olympic basketball arena, where there is a relatively wide gap in the end zones between the fans and the court, James said: ”I don’t know; I’m not a shooter. You’ve got to ask one of the shooters. I drive and dunk the ball. (It) doesn’t bother me.”’  Well okay then.

NBA.COM: Suns owner Robert Sarver likens the successful management of an NBA basketball team to a game of tennis.  I didn’t know they could sell draft picks in tennis.

NBA247365.COM: In case you missed it, I posted an article about Jamaal Magloire yesterday evening.  I feel that the article (which is really a list) captures the very essence of this blog, and it’s one of my favorite submissions to date.  For this reason I am going to promote it until it receives a comment.  That is all.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

MLBPA reacts to Kris Bryant's minor league assignment

Gregg Marshall's show canceled, Bama speculation grows

Report: Shaka Smart in discussions with Texas

Report: Rick Barnes expected to land at Tennessee

Demaryius Thomas planning to skip Broncos' workouts

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Rockets GM: We think we can win NBA title despite injuries

Browns GM Ray Farmer suspended over text messages

Aaron Hernandez's fiancee disposed of box after murder

Byron Scott: Opposing players say they want to play for Lakers

Falcons reportedly will lose pick over pumping in crowd noise

Report: Sam Bradford wouldn't sign extension with Browns

WATCH: Stars' Patrik Nemeth catches puck inside visor

10 winners and losers from the past week in the NFL

University of California soccer player found dead

Joe Namath parties with twin 100 year-old women

WATCH: Mike Napoli hits home run as bat shatters

WATCH: Marc Gasol misses shot, rips jersey in disgust

PHOTO: Minor league team to wear Jabba the Hutt jerseys

Lions LB DeAndre Levy takes ride on top of a moving plane

Colts owner addresses Indiana religious freedom bill

John Calipari addresses controversial ND comments

Arizona coach Sean Miller rips critics: 'Go cheer for ASU'

Report: NFL could push extra point back to 15-yard line

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

10 winners and losers from the past week in the NFL

Namath parties with 100 yr-old women

Report: Shaka Smart talking to Texas

Rick Barnes to land at Tennessee?

Browns GM suspended for texts

Hernandez's fiancee disposed of box

Mayweather-Pacquiao: It's sparring tall-tale season

The MLBPA has a problem

Final Four preview: Can every team win?

Full WrestleMania 31 recap and results

Why Texas had to fire Rick Barnes

Craig Sager's leukemia has returned

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.